Local Resources

There are many clubs and organizations in the CMS community which, while not directly affiliated with CMS or the PTG, provide activities and programs for our students. We are providing a list of some of these groups and organizations for your convenience. Please understand this is not a fully comprehensive list of programs available; if you know of additional programs that could be added to this list, please contact cmsannouncements@gmail.com.


Baseball www.ccyb.org Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball offers fall, spring and summer seasons.
Basketball www.ccybasketball.org Concord-Carlisle Youth Basketball offers boys and girls programs for both in-town (K-8) and travel (4-8) teams, and provides parents and players with a wealth of information about options for basketball in and around Concord and Carlisle. Check out http://www.ccybasketball.org for more details.
Fencing www.marxfencingacademy.com A competitive fencing academy based in West Concord which offers classes at all levels, from beginner to high-performance.
Football www.ccyouthfootball.com CCYF offers both flag and tackle football. Flag is for boys and girls in grades 1-8. Games are Sundays for 90 minutes between 11am-2pm, with optional skill clinics during the week and run from September to November. Tackle aims to field teams for grades 5 through 8.  Practice starts in August, and the season ends in November.
Hockey www.ccyh.org Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) is dedicated to teaching boys and girls to learn to skate and play ice hockey. Kids from ages 5-15 are taught the fundamentals of skating and hockey by certified coaches. Practices are conveniently held at Valley Sports Arenas in Concord and at Middlesex School in Concord. Co-ed and Girls’ teams participate in weekend games typically 1-2 times per week.
Lacross www.ccyouthlacrosse.com Boys and Girls Fall Ball Clinics & more are open for sign-ups!!!   Boy’s 1st-4th Grade Dates & Times: September 15, 22, 29, Oct 6th & 13th @ CCHS Upper Grass Fields 1-2:30 time frame Girls 1st thru 8th Grade (Professional coaches/clinic style) Dates & Times: September 22, 29, Oct 6th, 20th & 27 (Nov 3rd make up date) @ CCHS Upper Grass Fields. 1st-4th from 2:30 to 3:30 & 5th-8th from 3:30 to 5 PM 5/6 & 7/8th Grade Girls Saturday Night Scrimmage League- 4 Saturdays Nights (October 5th, 19th, 26th, and Nov 2nd)  CCHS or Weston TBD (games anytime between 4 or 5 PM start).  Will confirm by Aug 26th (15 per team). Register Now
Kung Fu www.wahlumconcord.com Develop self esteem, self confidence, and self respect. Physical, mental, and emotional strength and development are a natural result of traditional kung fu training in the safe, professional environment provided at Wah Lum Kung Fu of Concord. Classes available for children and adults ages 6 and up.
Skiing www.concordrec.com Concord Recreation runs a 4 week program held at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area for grades 6-8. Ski instruction for all levels. Includes 4 one-hour lessons, lift ticket, transportation and supervision. Rentals pre-fit will be held at the Hunt Building at a date to be determined. Rentals must be paid for at the pre-fit and checks are to be made payable directly to the rental company. Bus departs from Sanborn on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and returns at approximately 6:00pm. Flyers will be distributed through the schools in October.
Soccer www.ccysoccer.org CCYS has a number of programs, including in-town and travel teams, serving children ages Pre-K to age 18.
Softball www.ccyb.org Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball
Swimming www.concordrec.com The Beede Center offers private and group swim and dive lessons throughout the year. They also host the town swim team, The Otters, whose season runs from October to March.
Taekwon-Do www.concorditftkd.com A traditional martial art school focused on providing students with the highest quality and most comprehensive instruction in the art of Taekwon-Do as originated by General Choi Hong Hi the founder of Taekwon-Do. Year round classes are available for children age 6 and up at all ability levels.
Concord Carlisle Youth Wrestling www.concordyouthwrestling.com Registration is open for Concord Carlisle Youth Wrestling’s 2019 Fall Clinic & 2019-’20 Winter Season for students in grades 4-8. CCYW Fall Clinic – Runs October 15, thru November 21, 2019 – A fun warm-up to the winter season and a great introduction to wrestling for newcomers to the sport. CCYW Winter Season – Runs December 3, 2019 thru February 12, 2020 (Between Thanksgiving & February recess.) – An introduction to wrestling fundamentals as well as an opportunity to practice & compete with other USA Wrestling programs. No experience necessary – Practice located @ CCHS – Coached by CCHS Alumni & Varsity Coaches Visit http://www.concordyouthwrestling.com to register and for more information.

Arts Programs

IMSCC, the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord, offers one-on-one music lessons with professional musicians and educators. We have lessons for a wide variety of band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, guitar, ukulele and voice. Lessons take place after school and evenings and are conveniently located at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus. For more information about IMSCC, including faculty bios, tuition rates, workshops and summer classes, please click here. To register for lessons please fill out a lesson inquiry form online, or download a printable form. We will follow up within a day or two and put you in touch with a teacher to set up a lesson schedule. Questions? Please contact Debbie Levine, 978-318-1400 ext. 7653. 
Music www.ConcordConservatory.org The Concord Conservatory of Music, a nonprofit community music school, offers private lessons, group classes, ensembles, chorus, adult programming, and more. Each year, CCM opens its doors to more than 430 students, offering programming for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. CCM offers a full curriculum that includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities.
Theatre www.concordyouththeatre.org CYT is a non-profit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people and their families. It offers classes and performance opportunities for children ages 3 through grade 12.
The Umbrella Community Arts Center theumbrellaarts.org The Umbrella Community Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations, and community collaborations.


Registration for spring classes at The Umbrella Community Arts Center is open! Explore Animation, Drawing, Painting, Glass Fusing and more! While, you’re thinking about spring, don’t forget that Summer Camp registration is open as well! We’re offering NEW Student Discounts and new Referral Bonus Program to thank those who refer new students to try classes at The Umbrella. Register TODAY and discover your arts!

Educational and Enrichment Programs

Library www.concordlibrary.org The Concord Library offers several programs for middle schoolers each month. Although all programs focus on books, they often include craft projects, cooking or refreshments, and audio and/or video elements.
Teen Advisory Board
Fiona Stevenson
Library Assistant
Concord Free Public Library

All Middle Schoolers Welcome to join the Concord Free Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB.) Relax in the Fowler Library’s big room downstairs and have some snacks, do crafts, talk about your favorite books and shows, play games, and share your ideas with CFPL about everything you’d like to have happen for you at the library.

The TAB will meet at Fowler:

Tuesday, October 2 from 1:30-3:00 
Tuesday, November 6 from 1:30-3:00
Tuesday, December 4 from 1:30-3:00
The Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) www.centerforparentsandteachers.org
The Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) provides unique parent education programs, teacher training opportunities and support for community wide information events. As a 501(c)3 non profit, CPT supports families and educators in what CPT believes are the most important jobs in the world: raising our children.  We believe that our programs for both parents and teachers serve to elevate the entire community. Parents today face a wider range of challenges than ever before. CPT offers programs that increase parental effectiveness through high quality, low cost workshops and forums that address both traditional and new challenges faced by parents.
Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education www.concordcarlisleace.org
Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education (CCACE) provides opportunities for lifelong learning to the citizens of the school district and surrounding towns. Collaborating with citizens and organizations, CCACE responds to community needs and interests with our communities’ talents and resources, calling upon local people to develop and coordinate programs and services for children, adolescents and adults throughout the year. We offer adult & continuing education, driver education, and instrumental music lessons through IMSCC. For more information, please visit www.concordcarlisleace.org or call 978-318-1432.
Emerson Wellness www.emersonwellness.org
In its 11th year, GirlPower! has been guiding girls to find their unique voices through movement, discussion, journaling, art and nature. Girls learn about each other through activities designed to build confidence, self-advocacy and self-care. Girls find new ways to connect to each other, learn how to navigate friendships and find ways to decompress. The GirlPower! experience provides a safe, nurturing and supportive environment to explore, relax and renew.


Instructor Susanne Liebich is an experienced facilitator and movement instructor who has conducted GirlPower! programs for 11 years. She is a Certified Nia(r) Black Belt, a Certified Stott Pilates(r) and Total Barre(tm) instructor and has worked with girls of all ages and abilities to help them achieve self-confidence, health and wellness.

Service & Other Activities

Boy Scouts www.troop132.com Troop 132 is a Boy Scout Troop based in Concord, MA.  We are a boy led troop, promoting Scouting ideals. Per our non-discrimination policy, Troop 132 welcomes all without regard to color, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or economic status. Weekly meetings take place on Tuesday nights at the Scout House.
Girl Scouts www.ccgirlscouts.org Girl Scouting is open to girls in grades K-12. Girl scouting offers troops, camps, travel and programs to build character, confidence and courage in girls! To learn more, visit the Council website at www.girlscoutseasternmass.org
Babysitters Training from Community Ed  www.concordcarlisleace.org Our 4-H Babysitters Training Course teaches youth ages 11 and older what they need to know to be caring, trustworthy, responsible, and competent babysitters. The course includes units on: safety, first aid, child development, nutrition, entertaining children, and the business of babysitting. The class is offered a couple of times during the year after school at Sanborn. Fee is $95. To register go to www.concordcarlisleace.org or call 978-318-1432